February 7, 2020

The first super moon of the year will rise this weekend

CochiseVista/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The moon will hit your eye like a giant snowball this weekend. The "snow moon," which is the first of four super moons scheduled to take place this year, will rise this weekend and reach its peak around 2:33 a.m. ET Sunday, according to astronomers. The moon will appear bigger and brighter than normal because the full moon will be taking place near its perigee, when the moon's orbit puts it closest to Earth, according to Rick Fienberg, a spokesman with the A..
February 7, 2020

Man finds 3,400-year-old Egyptian anchor during his morning swim

Pontuse/iStock(JERUSALEM) -- Rafi Bahalul was taking a morning swim off the shores of Atlit, Israel, when he spotted hieroglyphs in the seabed. "I saw it, kept on swimming for a few meters, then realized what I had seen and dived down to touch it," Bahalul told Haaretz. "It was like entering an Egyptian temple at the bottom of the Mediterranean." Bahalul had discovered a 3,400-year-old Egyptian stone anchor, confirmed by Jacob Sharvit, head of the Israel Antiquities Authority's maritime a..
February 7, 2020

‘Pre-school Picasso’ shakes up German art world

Courtesy Kerem Akar(NEW YORK) -- A 7-year-old from Germany is already establishing himself as a world-renowned artist. Born in Cologne, Germany, Mikail Akar is an artistic prodigy who was first dubbed the “preschool Picasso,” by the German media. Mikail's father Kerem Akar told ABC News' Good Morning America that he noticed his son's artistic talent on his son’s fourth birthday. “For [Mikail]’s birthday we bought him a canvas and finger paints. Then when I came home from work I sa..
February 6, 2020

Doctor who sounded alarm on coronavirus dies at Chinese hospital

iStock/mrtom-uk(WUHAN, China) -- A Chinese doctor reprimanded by local authorities for trying to sound the alarm on the coronavirus, which has infected more than 28,000 and killed more than 560, has died after contracting the disease. Dr. Li Wenliang, 34, died Thursday at a hospital in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak, officials said. "We deeply regret and mourn this," the statement reads. Chinese state media outlets reported that Li's heart stopped Thursday morning, but doctors ..